• Nursing

    The nursing curriculum has been developed in partnership with students, clinical partners, mentors, service users and carers, as well as acknowledgement of key local, national and international drivers. It follows a ‘spiral, design to ensure that your learning in both practice and the University is structured incrementally from one year to the next with a specific focus for each year.

  • Oxford Brookes University and the Oxford NHS Trusts have agreed a new model for allocation to improve the student and placement provider experience.

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    Direct Allocation Model Principles

    Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Direct Allocation Model Papers

    Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust Direct Allocation Model Papers

    Advice for Students about Personal Safety:

    Advice on Vigilance Whilst Terrorist Threat Level is Critical in England:

    The following link is useful for all students on placement:

    Guidance on Responding to Unexpected Incidents or Emergencies:

    Current nursing practice assessor/supervisor mentor update pack and resources

    Resources for Transition to NMC Standards for Supervision and Assessment (2018): preparation for September 2019 onwards:

    See additional resources in relation to the NMC Standards (2018) Resources from September 2019:

    Good Practice Principles to Support Students in Placement: Mentoring Approaches


    Additional Update Resources

    Resources for developing your skills in supporting/assessing students


    NMC Standards for Learning/Assessing in Practice

    Religious Practices

    Meeting the Religious and Cultural Practices of Health and Social Work Students:

    A student’s identity can have a significant and profound impact on their placement learning experience and assessment in practice, these guiding principles help to explain how the faith/non-faith traditions, cultural practices, and linguistic diversity of students can be met in practice placements.

    Reasonable Adjustment

    Health Impairment and Disability Guidelines:

    Pregnant Students on Placement:

    Process for Risk Assessment

    There are various reasons for when a placement provider will need to undertake a risk assessment for a student entering practice. For more information:

    Sickness/ Absence

    Dress Code

    Students on placement/ in the practice setting are considered to be ‘employees' of the placement provider and must adhere to all local policies e.g. Dress code for employees or Uniform and Dress Policy for clinical staff.

    Key Points for Good Practice Placements

    In the Event of the Student Failing Competencies in Practice

    Managing Concerns About a Failing Student on Placement


    Statement in Relation to Supernumerary Status of Students on Pre-qualifying Courses/Programmes

    Discontinuing/Adjusting Placements:

    Student Practice and Study Hours

    These guidelines are prepared for students, placement partners and programme teams. They are informed by considering student health and safety and the potential impact on public safety.

    Useful References/Links:

    Attendance Policy: